Today marks the start of Mental Health Week WA . The week provides a prime opportunity to address and highlight the important connection between social determinants and mental health, and promote effective prevention strategies to keep people mentally healthy.
Given how critical the early years are for lifelong brain development and functioning, learning, and wellbeing, the 2021 theme for Mental Health Week in Western Australia is: “Mental health starts with our children.”
The theme recognises how a person’s mental health reflects the interaction of a lifetime of individual and lifestyle factors with a range of environmental, community and family risk factors.
Check out https://mentalhealthweek.org.au/ for resources and updates.